Adams and Armstrong not expected to talk Saints contracts until end of season

SAINTS boss Rus­sell Mar­tin is hap­py to wait until after the sea­son fin­ish­es to dis­cuss con­tract exten­sions for Che Adams and Stu­art Arm­strong.

Both play­ers are on deals that expire in the sum­mer, mean­ing they will be avail­able to join anoth­er club on a free trans­fer in July.

Adams, who has scored 10 Cham­pi­onship goals this cam­paign, has already been linked with a move back to the Pre­mier League.

The Scot­land inter­na­tion­al was offered a new con­tract at the start of the sea­son but is yet to extend his stay on the south coast.

Asked if the inter­na­tion­al break was a chance to speak to Adams or Arm­strong about a new deal, Mar­tin said: “They are both real­ly com­fort­able.

“There was a lot of con­ver­sa­tion between the start of the sea­son and Jan­u­ary. It was left in Jan­u­ary that they were both com­fort­able with what they were doing and giv­ing every­thing they’ve got.

Daily Echo: Che Adams has scored two in his last three Championship games for SouthamptonChe Adams has scored two in his last three Cham­pi­onship games for Southamp­ton (Image: PA)

“As long as they do that we have no prob­lem at all. I real­ly respect them and I think they respect the club’s posi­tion as well.

“As long as there is an under­stand­ing of each oth­er we will be fine. They have both been out­stand­ing for us — espe­cial­ly recent­ly. 

“They have 10 games to help us get back to the Pre­mier League. I’m sure their biggest desire is to get back there and stay with us or have a lot of suit­ers.

“They have 10 games to make a big impact on their future and that is a huge moti­va­tion, they are not tak­ing it safe because we have so much to play for.

“If you were a mid-table team at this point with guys out of con­tract you would be a bit con­cerned that they don’t give every­thing and try to avoid injury.

“The prize is too big for us as a club and for them as indi­vid­u­als. If we start­ed talk­ing now then I think it would mud­dy the waters a lit­tle bit.

“We are all hap­py to wait until the end of the sea­son and hope­ful­ly at that point every­one will be hap­py with what we have achieved.”

Adams has made 180 appear­ances for Saints, net­ting 43 goals. His com­pa­tri­ot, Arm­strong, has made 208 appear­ances since 2018.


‘The plan’ — Martin believes Manning’s late Ireland call up ‘not ideal’ for Saints

SAINTS man­ag­er Rus­sell Mar­tin insist­ed Ryan Man­ning’s late Ire­land call-up was not ide­al for the left back or the club.

The 27 year old was not named in inter­im boss John O’Shea’s ini­tial squad but joined up late after recov­er­ing from nose surgery.

Upon link­ing up with Southamp­ton team­mates Gavin Bazunu and Will Small­bone, Man­ning remained as an unused sub­sti­tute for their friend­lies against Bel­gium and Switzer­land.

Speak­ing on Thurs­day, Mar­tin voiced his dis­ap­point­ment that Man­ning was not involved for the Boys in Green in either match.

READ MORE: ‘Been assessed’ — Mar­tin issues fit­ness update on Walk­er-Peters, Fras­er and Brooks

He told the Dai­ly Echo: “He had an oper­a­tion because he broke his nose against Birm­ing­ham. The plan was to keep him here to let it set­tle and keep him fit.

“Then we were informed that they real­ly want­ed him to go and play, but he didn’t play a minute. It’s not ide­al for Ryan or us, but it’s their pre­rog­a­tive.

“The best for him would have been to train here and recov­er. If he would have played and got anoth­er cap it would have been bril­liant for him.”

Man­ning has made 33 appear­ances for Southamp­ton this sea­son hav­ing joined on a free trans­fer from Swansea in the sum­mer.


Iftar held at St Mary’s as part of Ramadan celebrations

Hun­dreds of Mus­lims gath­ered at St Mary’s Sta­di­um as the club host­ed its first-ever Iftar cel­e­bra­tions.

Wor­ship­pers were wel­comed to the home of Saints for the cel­e­bra­to­ry meal host­ed by the club for the first time in its his­to­ry.

Iftar is the fast-break­ing evening meal of Mus­lims in Ramadan at the time to call the prayer.

Daily Echo: Worshippers praying at St Mary's StadiumWor­ship­pers pray­ing at St Mary’s Sta­di­um (Image: Newsquest, Jose Ramos)

The evening start­ed with talks by among oth­ers Greg Bak­er, direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ty at Southamp­ton FC, Rashid Islam, sec­re­tary at the Mus­lim Coun­cil of Southamp­ton, and oth­er faith lead­ers.

Fol­low­ing that, the call to prayer was sung through the stadium’s PA and then the 340 wor­ship­pers car­ried out their prayers from around 6.30pm before shar­ing the fast-break­ing meal togeth­er.

Daily Echo: Rashid Islam, of the Muslim Council of SouthamptonRashid Islam, of the Mus­lim Coun­cil of Southamp­ton (Image: Newsquest, Jose Ramos)

Rashid Islam, of the Mus­lim Coun­cil of Southamp­ton, said: “We kind of under­es­ti­mat­ed how many peo­ple would come, we thought about 300 peo­ple would come but with­in 48 hours of the advert going out it was sold out.

“Ever since then, I have received mes­sages and calls from peo­ple want­i­ng to come. It’s a great idea and a great ini­tia­tive. It gets the com­mu­ni­ty to cel­e­brate Ramadan but also gets peo­ple from oth­er faiths to learn a bit about Mus­lim cul­ture.

“As Mus­lims, we love three things: prayer, food and foot­ball so all three com­bined togeth­er is a dream!”

He added: “It’s very impor­tant that Southamp­ton FC realise they do have anoth­er base.

“This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for the com­mu­ni­ty to see the club and see how wel­come the club so that they feel inte­grat­ed and feel wel­come.”

Daily Echo: Greg Baker, director of community at Southampton FCGreg Bak­er, direc­tor of com­mu­ni­ty at Southamp­ton FC (Image: Newsquest, Jose Ramos)

Greg Bak­er of Southamp­ton FC said: “The foot­ball club is real­ly com­mit­ted to work­ing with the local com­mu­ni­ty and it’s some­thing we haven’t done before and some­thing we feel it’s real­ly impor­tant to sup­port.

“We are real­ly want­i­ng to make sure that every­one feels wel­come and val­ued here at the club as a poten­tial place to come to games and events and work.

“In truth, we haven’t reached out to the Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty before in this way and it feels like a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case, we are a wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment and we want peo­ple to engage with.”


Kylian Mbappe will sue the kebab shop: it used his skull in an advertisement

The own­er of the estab­lish­ment admit­ted that he did not expect such close atten­tion from the foot­ball play­er and called him crazy.

The for­ward of the French nation­al foot­ball team and the Paris Saint-Ger­main club, Kylian Mbappe, intends to sue the kebab shop. The estab­lish­ment, with­out his knowl­edge, used his image in adver­tis­ing — and a rather non-stan­dard one.

Mbappe’s claims to the cafe, which is locat­ed in Mar­seille, are report­ed by RMC Sport. Accord­ing to media reports, the player’s lawyers are already prepar­ing a law­suit against the kebab shop, the menu of which includ­ed a kebab with a bun, the descrip­tion of which stat­ed: “Round bread, as round as Mbappe’s skull”. The ath­lete’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives claim that the estab­lish­ment is using Kil­ian’s name for com­mer­cial pur­pos­es with­out his con­sent. At the same time, in the menu of the cafe you can find men­tion of anoth­er French foot­ball play­er — Dim­itri Payet.

The own­er of the estab­lish­ment, Mar­seille fan Mohamed Hen­ni, has already respond­ed to reports of the law­suit. On his page on social net­works, he wrote that he did not expect to receive such atten­tion from the famous foot­ball play­er. “Mbappe sued me, I’m dev­as­tat­ed. I didn’t think that a play­er of this lev­el had time to think about me.”not­ed the man.

Hen­ney empha­sized that the foot­baller is ready to spend his time and mon­ey pur­su­ing him, while Mohamed him­self, in his per­son­al opin­ion, is only “doing humor.” “Aren’t you ashamed of what you’re about to do? There’s no way to sue me for any­thing.”, com­plains the cafe own­er. He also noticed that anoth­er ath­lete men­tioned in the menu of his kebab shop — for­mer Olympic attack­ing mid­field­er Dim­itri Payet — did not react to this fact. “Why? Because he is a play­er who has val­ues.“says Hen­ny.

Kylian Mbappe at a turn­ing point in his career: “I’m not afraid of change and con­tin­ue to fol­low my path”

Mbappe react­ed to reach­ing the 300-goal mark: “This is just ridicu­lous!”

Real Madrid is inter­est­ed in sign­ing Mbappe from PSG: “It’s bet­ter to be the king of your vil­lage”

Now Mbappe real­ly has oth­er wor­ries. The saga con­tin­ues with his trans­fer from PSG, for which Kylian has been play­ing since 2017, to Real Madrid. Accord­ing to media reports, the trans­fer, which has been talked about since 2022, will still take place this com­ing sum­mer — the player’s cur­rent con­tract with the Parisians runs until June 30. They say that the foot­ball play­er is already look­ing for hous­ing in Madrid. We talked ear­li­er about the con­di­tions under which Mbappe could move to Real Madrid, for whom he dreamed of play­ing since child­hood.

Krasnodar has gone crazy: they fired the coach who could have made him a champion

Head coach Vladimir Ivich was dis­missed after two defeats in the RPL and elim­i­na­tion from the Russ­ian Cup.

Foot­ball club “Krasnodar” decid­ed to ter­mi­nate the con­tract with head coach Vladimir Ivich. A state­ment about this, con­sist­ing of only two sen­tences, was pub­lished on the team’s offi­cial web­site on the after­noon of March 13 and imme­di­ate­ly res­onat­ed in sports cir­cles, rais­ing a huge num­ber of ques­tions about the rea­sons for such a con­tro­ver­sial dis­missal.

The 38-year-old Ser­bian spe­cial­ist has head­ed Krasnodar since Jan­u­ary 2023. Dur­ing this time, he achieved sig­nif­i­cant suc­cess: he reached the final of the Russ­ian Cup with the team and brought it to first place in the Russ­ian Pre­mier League (RPL) stand­ings before the win­ter break. How­ev­er, despite these suc­cess­es, inter­nal dis­agree­ments and the results of the last match­es of the Krasnodar club still pre­vailed and became the rea­son for the ear­ly ter­mi­na­tion of the con­tract.

Rumors about Ivic’s pos­si­ble dis­missal began to appear back in the win­ter, when it became clear that seri­ous dis­agree­ments had arisen between him and the club’s own­er, Sergei Gal­it­sky, regard­ing the team’s style of play. Gal­it­skiy is known for his pas­sion for attack­ing foot­ball, while Ivic pre­ferred a more cau­tious and prag­mat­ic approach.

Vladimir Ivich

After the win­ter break, Krasnodar lit­er­al­ly lost its lead­er­ship in the RPL after just two match­es, draw­ing with Rubin (1:1) and los­ing to Ros­tov (1:2). The last straw for the man­age­ment of the Krasnodar club was the defeat from Khim­ki (0:2) in the Russ­ian Cup and elim­i­na­tion from this tour­na­ment.

Despite Ivic’s state­ments about his inten­tion to remain in the team until his con­tract expires in Decem­ber 2024, the deci­sion to resign was made imme­di­ate­ly after the defeat to the team from the First League. Accord­ing to sources, the coach received com­pen­sa­tion in the amount of 1.5 mil­lion euros for the remain­ing months of the ear­ly ter­mi­nat­ed con­tract.

The ques­tion now remains as to who will take Ivic’s place as Krasnodar head coach for the remain­der of the sea­son. Among the pos­si­ble can­di­dates are Andrey Talalaev from the same Khim­ki, Murad Musaev, who had pre­vi­ous­ly worked in Krasnodar, as well as Niko­lay Pis­arev, whose name was men­tioned among the appli­cants for this posi­tion even before Ivich’s res­ig­na­tion.

A hockey player in Moscow accidentally drank ammonia instead of water: he does not rule out that they wanted to poison him

Dur­ing the match, the ath­lete drank ammo­nia from a water bot­tle and received a burn to his mouth and stom­ach.

In Moscow, dur­ing a hock­ey match between ama­teur teams Wol­ta and Hock­ey is my life, an inci­dent occurred that attract­ed the atten­tion of not only the sports com­mu­ni­ty, but also law enforce­ment agen­cies. Accord­ing to the Mash telegram chan­nel, every­thing hap­pened on March 10 at a game of the Labor Reserves hock­ey league at the Yan­tar Ice Palace. Wol­ta hock­ey club play­er Valery Zotov, who was rest­ing on the bench, decid­ed to quench his thirst from a near­by bot­tle, assum­ing it was water. How­ev­er, instead of ordi­nary water, there was ammo­nia there.

Of course, after such a sip, the 40-year-old ath­lete had to urgent­ly seek med­ical help. He was tak­en by ambu­lance to the hos­pi­tal, where doc­tors diag­nosed sec­ond-degree chem­i­cal burns to the tongue, palate and stom­ach. What hap­pened imme­di­ate­ly raised many ques­tions and assump­tions, includ­ing about the inten­tion­al poi­son­ing of the hock­ey play­er. The vic­tim him­self expressed the opin­ion that the alco­hol could have been poured into the bot­tle on pur­pose. By the way, the game even­tu­al­ly end­ed in a vic­to­ry for his team with a score of 4:0.

It is already known that Zotov’s con­di­tion has improved, how­ev­er, the police con­tin­ue the inves­ti­ga­tion, con­sid­er­ing var­i­ous ver­sions of what hap­pened, includ­ing an attempt­ed poi­son­ing.

Valery Zotov

Ear­li­er it became known that an ele­va­tor car­ry­ing pas­sen­gers col­lapsed in a mul­ti-sto­ry build­ing in St. Peters­burg. At the time of the inci­dent, there were 13 peo­ple in it — 8 adults and 5 chil­dren, of which three adults and one child were injured and were tak­en to city hos­pi­tals. The pre­lim­i­nary cause of the fall is said to be over­load of the ele­va­tor, the engine pow­er of which was not enough to stop in a nor­mal posi­tion.

Three peo­ple were injured as a result of the ele­va­tor fall: an eight-year-old boy with a sus­pect­ed bro­ken ankle, a 32-year-old man with a closed head injury and a leg injury, and a 38-year-old man with a cata­trau­ma and a bro­ken leg. The pros­e­cu­tor’s office of the Pushkin­sky dis­trict of St. Peters­burg, where the ele­va­tor fell, opened an inves­ti­ga­tion into the inci­dent.

Petr Yan commented on the victory over Yadong: I fought without one leg and did not prepare for the fight

The fight­er said that he could not pre­pare for the fight due to an injury that pre­vent­ed him from using his legs in the ring.

Petr Yan broke the unfor­tu­nate series of defeats by win­ning the fight against Song Yadong. It was a ter­ri­ble streak of three con­sec­u­tive defeats in a row, but the Russ­ian over­came it with hon­or despite the fact that he was not ful­ly pre­pared for the fight, as he lat­er admit­ted in an inter­view.

The fight­er said that due to a leg injury, he could not train ful­ly, so he did not have prepara­to­ry spar­ring. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this did not help to ful­ly cure the injury, so Petr Yan even entered the ring injured, with­out the oppor­tu­ni­ty to ful­ly demon­strate his fight­ing skills.

See how UFC cham­pi­ons recov­er: ice baths and win­ter hard­en­ing

Khabib’s broth­er won Bel­la­tor and approached a mil­lion dol­lars: why is Usman Nur­magome­dov con­sid­ered a new MMA star?

What is behind the suc­cess of Chin­giz Alla­zov? More than just train­ing

Accord­ing to the fight­er, dur­ing the fight he had to almost com­plete­ly turn off his legs, as he was wor­ried about the health of his limb. We had to win the bat­tle the old fash­ioned way — with our fists.

“I fought with one leg for those 15 min­utes. I want­ed to kick more to the body, but it didn’t work. I had to turn on my box­ing IQ. I haven’t sparred for a month due to a leg injury,” said Petr Yan.

This helped the fight­er from Rus­sia. And even though the start of the fight was with the Chi­nese, and in the first sec­onds of the fight Yang missed accent­ed blows to the head and looked more close­ly at the oppo­nent with­out wast­ing his strength, in sub­se­quent rounds he turned the tide of the fight, com­plete­ly con­trol­ling Yadong both in the stand and on the ground.

Ulti­mate­ly, the fight last­ed all the allot­ted three rounds and the judges unan­i­mous­ly gave the vic­to­ry to the Russ­ian with a score of 29–28. Thus, Peter end­ed his series of three con­sec­u­tive defeats and for the first time in two and a half years won a dif­fi­cult vic­to­ry over a sol­id oppo­nent.

New bat­tles await him ahead. Petr Yan is deter­mined and is going to com­plete­ly restore his rep­u­ta­tion by rolling over all his oppo­nents. So he already knows the name of the next oppo­nent. The man­age­ment of Petr Yan seri­ous­ly began orga­niz­ing the fight of his ward against Mar­lon Vera. By the way, he also took part in this tour­na­ment, but lost dev­as­tat­ing­ly to cham­pi­on Sean O’Mal­ley in a rematch.

“One girl broke her head, another broke her arm”: a ski race in Sochi ended in disaster

Ter­ri­ble footage from the scene of the fall and pho­tos of the injured ath­letes.

Inter­na­tion­al Wom­en’s Day was over­shad­owed by alarm­ing news from Sochi. The inci­dent occurred dur­ing cross-coun­try ski­ing among girls at the win­ter Spar­taki­ad for stu­dents, which is tak­ing place these days in the Krasnodar Ter­ri­to­ry. Despite the begin­ning of March, the 10-kilo­me­ter mass start took place in dif­fi­cult weath­er con­di­tions. On one of the high-speed sec­tions of the route there was a mas­sive col­lapse of skiers, where, due to very poor vis­i­bil­i­ty, a col­li­sion occurred between the race par­tic­i­pants. As a result, two ath­letes received seri­ous injuries.

“One girl received a trau­mat­ic brain injury, anoth­er broke her arm. Now the girls are in the hos­pi­tal,” — Ele­na Vyalbe, head of the Russ­ian Ski Rac­ing Fed­er­a­tion (FLGR), told Match TV.

In total, 14 skiers were injured in the col­li­sion due to fog and were unable to con­tin­ue par­tic­i­pat­ing in the race. Accord­ing to the Russ­ian Ski Rac­ing Fed­er­a­tion, the nec­es­sary mea­sures to help the vic­tims were prompt­ly tak­en, and all par­tic­i­pants in the inci­dent received qual­i­fied med­ical care.

Click and watch

Despite the ter­ri­ble episode, the orga­niz­ers of the com­pe­ti­tion did not stop the wom­en’s race and it end­ed suc­cess­ful­ly. But the 15 km mass start among boys, which was also sched­uled for March 8, was post­poned to the next day.

Lat­er, Daria Ermako­va, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Tom­sk region team and one of the vic­tims in the rub­ble, pub­lished pho­tographs of her injuries on her Telegram chan­nel. Despite the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion, the ath­lete retained her sense of humor, assess­ing the race as super suc­cess­ful.

“Here’s the weath­er for you. The race was suc­cess­ful, I give it 10 out of 10,” — Ermako­va wrote.

Skier Daria Ermakova

On Thurs­day, March 7, infor­ma­tion appeared that fig­ure skater Kamil­la Valie­va was expelled from the Russ­ian nation­al team; she was also pro­hib­it­ed from train­ing at state skat­ing rinks and per­form­ing in shows with state fund­ing.

The main fight of the year: Mike Tyson will enter the ring against Jake Paul. The fight is officially confirmed

Tyson resumed his career in 2020 for sev­er­al exhi­bi­tion fights. Appar­ent­ly this is one of them.

Jake Paul has been con­firmed to face box­ing leg­end Mike Tyson. He’s Iron Mike. The fight is sup­port­ed by the Net­flix stream­ing ser­vice and will take place at the 80,000-capacity AT&T Sta­di­um in Arling­ton, Texas. It will take place on July 20, 2024.

This is expect­ed to be the biggest box­ing match of the year. And even though Mike Tyson’s form now leaves much to be desired (he is already 57 years old), the con­fronta­tion will still turn out to be heat­ed, because it rep­re­sents a bat­tle between the new and old schools.

Jake Paul defeat­ed Nate Diaz in a duel: this is the YouTube star’s sev­enth vic­to­ry in the ring

Unde­feat­ed blog­ger Jake Paul will fight Tyson Fury’s broth­er

How did Mike Tyson train when he was a cham­pi­on?

Click and watch

Jake Paul has an impres­sive career: he fought 10 fights and fin­ished 9 of them with a land­slide vic­to­ry. He is con­sid­ered to be one of the most promis­ing and up-and-com­ing fight­ers in his weight class. How­ev­er, this achieve­ment pales in com­par­i­son to Tyson’s suc­cess­es. Dur­ing his box­ing career he com­piled a record of 50–6, fin­ish­ing with an impres­sive 44 knock­outs.

In the offi­cial press release for the event, Paul stat­ed: “It’s crazy to think that in my sec­ond pro­fes­sion­al fight, I went viral after knock­ing out Nate Robin­son. Now, less than 4 years lat­er, I face Tyson to see if I have what it takes to defeat one of box­ing’s most famous fight­ers and great­est icons.”

From the press release it is easy to under­stand that the ath­lete treats Tyson with respect, respect­ing his ser­vices in sports. By the way, Tyson also treats his oppo­nent with respect. He said: “I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to get­ting in the ring with Jake Paul. He has grown a lot as a box­er over the years, so it will be great fun to see what the will and ambi­tion of a ‘kid’ can do with the expe­ri­ence and abil­i­ty of a leg­end.”.

How­ev­er, it would not have hap­pened with­out trash talk, which is an inte­gral part of such events. But even he was extreme­ly respect­ful. In par­tic­u­lar, Jake Paul said: “I have my sights set on becom­ing a world cham­pi­on and now I have the chance to prove myself against the great­est heavy­weight cham­pi­on of the world, the tough­est man on the plan­et and the most dan­ger­ous box­er of all time. It’s time to put Iron Mike to sleep.”.

Well, all that remains is to wait for the bat­tle. The spec­ta­cle will cer­tain­ly be unique.

Why was figure skater Kamila Valieva expelled from the Russian team?

The 17-year-old ath­lete is also pro­hib­it­ed from train­ing at state skat­ing rinks and per­form­ing in state-fund­ed shows.

Fig­ure skater Kami­la Valie­va was exclud­ed from the list of can­di­dates for the Russ­ian nation­al team. This hap­pened after the 17-year-old ath­lete was dis­qual­i­fied by the Court of Arbi­tra­tion for Sport (CAS) for vio­lat­ing anti-dop­ing rules.

Valieva’s name is still list­ed on the offi­cial web­site of the Min­istry of Sports, which has not been updat­ed since the sum­mer. The gen­er­al direc­tor of the Russ­ian Fig­ure Skat­ing Fed­er­a­tion, Alexan­der Kogan, announced Kamila’s exclu­sion from the Russ­ian nation­al team.

“Valie­va is not cur­rent­ly part of the nation­al team. Every­thing was done in accor­dance with leg­isla­tive doc­u­ments”,” Kogan com­ment­ed in a con­ver­sa­tion with TASS. The skater will be able to take part in offi­cial com­pe­ti­tions again no ear­li­er than Decem­ber 24, 2025.

Let us remind you that at the end of Jan­u­ary Kami­la Valie­va was dis­qual­i­fied for 4 years for a pos­i­tive dop­ing test before the Olympics. Also, the Russ­ian team was deprived of the gold it won at the Games in Bei­jing. The ath­lete passed a pos­i­tive dop­ing test for trimetazi­dine back in 2021, but the skater was allowed to par­tic­i­pate in com­pe­ti­tions, cit­ing WADA rules that require a warn­ing about the test with­in 20 days (and these rules were vio­lat­ed). How­ev­er, the dop­ing case was not closed and they began to inves­ti­gate it after the Olympics.

Valieva’s case was han­dled by 2 inde­pen­dent orga­ni­za­tions: the Court of Arbi­tra­tion for Sport and RUSADA, a Russ­ian orga­ni­za­tion deal­ing with dop­ing issues. Kami­la Valie­va claimed that she did not use dop­ing on pur­pose, her grand­moth­er used the med­i­cine, which result­ed in “domes­tic con­t­a­m­i­na­tion.” This is con­firmed by sub­se­quent dop­ing tests, which showed neg­a­tive results.

As a result, Kami­la was dis­qual­i­fied for 4 years and deprived of all awards won since Decem­ber 25, 2021, and is now exclud­ed from the list of can­di­dates for the Russ­ian nation­al team. Dur­ing the peri­od of sus­pen­sion, Valie­va has no right to train with state mon­ey, per­form at skat­ing rinks and shows with state fund­ing, and train­ing with a coach is pro­hib­it­ed either at state or pri­vate skat­ing rinks.

Pre­vi­ous­ly, we wrote about what will hap­pen if Russ­ian ath­letes take part in the 2024 Olympics — they may break the law.